Describes the use of earthbags or sandbags made of polypropylene or burlap, filled with various types of soils or mineral materials, for creating natural, sustainable buildings, with pictures and related resources of books, videos and links.
To build an EarthBag House, a trench is dug and then filled with a primary layer of bags containing soil or gravel. Secondly, a layer or barbed wire is place on top so that the layers of bags are “locked” into place. Walls are created by these built-up rows. For the roof, the bags are sloped inward to create a dome or igloo like structure or wood framing can be used. Finally, a stucco or plaster finish is applied to the bags for some added strength, aesthetics, and weatherproofing.
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